7 Things You’ll Miss About Manor

If you haven’t already noticed, Manor is a unique college that offers things you can’t find on many other campuses.

When you graduate from Manor, there are aspects of Manor that you’re bound to miss. When and if you transfer, it’s hard for another college to replace Manor. We’re here to tell you what makes Manor unique, and why you should take advantage of the opportunities available to you.


A close-knit community: Manor’s low student to teacher ratio (8:1!) is only the start of why you’ll feel like a part of our campus community! No matter where you go on campus, you’re bound to see someone you know.

Networking opportunities: When you know almost everyone on campus, imagine how many connections you’ll have, all of which are ready to set you up for your first job or internship. It’s generally recommended that students get an internship the summer before their Senior year, so you’ll be way ahead if you get one within the first two years of college!

The friendships: As a student, you’ll get to know the other students in your major during class, and you’ll meet others on campus outside of class. You’ll run into them everywhere on campus; When you see the same people multiple times everyday, you’re bound to get to know them and become friends!

Ease of involvement: Want to attend a club meeting? Just show up! Want to hold a position in an organization as a Freshman or Sophomore? Go for it!  We challenge you to join campus organizations and take on a leadership position (imagine the resume boost)! Contact Ali Mootz at amootz@manor.edu to get involved.

Classes in close proximity: Those 15 minutes in between classes feel a lot longer when you don’t need to walk a mile to your next class. At Manor, you’ll usually walk up or down one floor- or at the most, one building over- to your next class. This gives you more time to recharge in between classes!


Convenient location: If you’re a commuter, Manor has a spacious parking lot with FREE parking (other schools charge $100+ per semester). If you prefer to take public transportation, we have a Septa bus stop right on campus. Make sure you get your discounted Septa passes from Natalie Rudyj in the Bursar’s Office.

Support system: Manor has an incredible support system that encourages it’s students to succeed. If you need help in one of your classes, simply walk into your teacher’s office. Looking for a letter of recommendation? Just ask! Our faculty and staff are willing and eager to help our students in anyway possible.

Your time at Manor will fly by, so make sure you realize how blessed you are while you’re here! We guarantee you’ll miss Manor when you leave (and we’ll miss you)!

Four Things to Consider When Registering for Classes

By: Chelsea Brown

There a few things more stressful during a semester for college students than midterms, finals, and registering for classes. Personally, I think registering for classes tops that list. Between remembering your Student Portal password and being sure to fit all of your questions in to your short meeting with your adviser, considering anything else is just overwhelming. Hear me out though. These are four things that you are not going to want to forget!


While being able to coordinate every class with your friends sounds like a dream. Be honest with yourself and think about the impact that will have on your grades. Will you be able to focus with them sitting next you to?  At this point in your college career you have at least taken one semester of class and should have a pretty good understanding of how your brain works. Some people have laser focus in class, so having your buddies sitting next to you would not be an issue. Some people notice the geese outside the window and end up thinking about what it would be like to fly and not on the math equation on the board.
Still worried about FOMO? If you take a different section of the same class you can study together.


I’m not necessarily talking about the dinner-and-a-movie date night (because let’s be honest, how many of us can actually afford a $15 movie ticket these days). Our brains need a break. So whether its a girls’ night in, a guys’ night out, or a snuggle sesh on your couch with your dog and a pint of ice cream, you really need to ask yourself  if you have given yourself enough time for some R&R. It doesn’t  have to be an evening time. Block out a few hours in the morning or afternoon for a run or yoga class. Even a nap can help! I have been told by some very influential people  how important it is to not miss your favorite TV shows. So don’t over schedule yourself.


While you are probably thinking you can cram in a little “Me Time” on the weekends, remember that is when the rest of the world is taking time for themselves, too. So if you or a family member have regular doctor’s appointments or meetings, don’t just assume they can all be completed on the weekends. Working your schedule around so you can at least give yourself enough time once a week to run errands or make phone calls is a proactive way to keep
from stressing later in the semester.


Only less than 5% of the world’s population can function off of less than the recommend 6 to 8 hours of sleep. I am not one of those people. If a class has multiple sections, I automatically rule out any that happen at 8 am. Especially for the commuters among us, think about how much time you will have to add on to your morning or evening commute. Then factor in traffic. My love for sleep is why you will only catch me on campus (ideally) between the hours of 10 am and 7 pm. Now, who is with me to petition for 8:30 start times?


For some reason, registration always makes me feel really optimistic about my study skills. I picture myself instantly never procrastinating again and thinking I can survive an overloaded course schedule. Deep down I know better and so do you now that you have this semester in the books. Wanting to challenge yourself is great, but don’t pile too much on your plate. In the end, it is better to focus and excel on a few classes, than it is stretch yourself too thin on too many courses and not be successful.

Registering for classes is really about identifying your priorities and making compromises between your educational requirements and your personal needs and wants. It is also about balance. While I have no doubts that you are capable of accomplishing whatever you put your mind to, but you should never put your sanity or happiness at risk for an extra two credits. Other important things concerning your future schedule like student loans or work should also be considered. You can’t predict how your future semester will go, but you can properly prepare yourself for success.